BBC Three Cancels In the Flesh; Zombies Not in the Budget
Some disappointing news has arrived from across the pond… BBC Three confirmed on its Twitter feed that zombie drama “In the Flesh” has been cancelled. This comes after it was announced last year that the network is moving online. (The move still has to be approved by the BBC Trust, which runs the corporation on behalf of viewers.)
The story revolved around teenager Kieren Walker, played by Luke Newberry, who came back to life after a zombie apocalypse and returned to his small home town, where the locals are grappling with the new world order. Per the BBC, the second season ended last May in the UK with just over half a million people watching the finale, and the show won best television mini-series at the BAFTAs last year with creator Dominic Mitchell receiving a BAFTA for best drama writer at the British Academy Television Craft Awards. Despite its popularity and acclaim, per the BBC3 tweet, budget constraints are to blame.
RIP, Kieren… for real this time.
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) January 16, 2015
Thank you to the entire cast & crew of #InTheFlesh for making it so special- and the fans for all your incredible support! X
— Luke Newberry (@lukenewberry) January 16, 2015